Diabetics often face a dilemma when they are offered nuts and seeds, of thinking whether to refuse or pick from the offering. They ask themselves if these could further be detrimental for their health. However, by now several studies have showcased that the nuts are more commonly termed as the “diabetes super food”, as they are packed with all the essential nutrients and minerals.
Here are 5 nuts and seeds that are “a must have” for the diabetics:
1 . Almonds
–Almonds are rich in magnesium and research studies have proved that the dietary intake of magnesium has significantly reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes.
–Rich source of mono-saturated fats (the ones found in abundance in olive oil), almonds have been found to be beneficial for heart patients as well.
2 . Walnuts
-Walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, proteins and phytonutrients and has been found to improve heart heath by reflecting better vascular reactivity.
-Studies suggest that consuming about 30 grams of walnuts a year significantly reduced the fasting insulin levels compared to those who did not consume walnuts.
3 . Pistachios
-Pistachios are rich in protein, carbohydrate and fibre and have been found to regulate the blood sugar levels.
-Studies suggest that diabetics who consumed pistachios were at a lower risk of diabetes and heart
4 . Flaxseeds
-Packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, flaxseeds have been found to reduce blood sugar levels.
-Flaxseeds also help to maintain the cholesterol levels, natural rhythm of the heart and prevents the clogging of the arteries
5 . Pumpkin Seeds
-Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron and unsaturated fats that have been found to be beneficial for your heart and have been found to improve insulin regulation.
-Studies suggest that these seeds also help to prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.
So, go ahead and make sure you have a handful of these nuts and seeds without any guilt of harming your health. Eat Healthy, Stay Happy with 1mg!